screenshotHTML Player for YouTube™  |  Download Watch YouTube videos only in HMTL5 Player

Some of the important features of the HTML Player for YouTube™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with HTML Player for YouTube™.

In short, HTML Player for YouTube™ changes the default YouTube player to HMTL5. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

5 Reasons to Use HTML Player for YouTube™

  • Extremely light weight with no significant memory and CPU usage.

  • Allows you to make HMTL5 player the default player for YouTube.

  • Some resolutions (360p and 720p) are only supported in the HTML5 player in Firefox

  • Works with videos that have monetization enabled, which would normally play in Flash player

  • Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

Matched Content


  • As the world moves towards the future, the race between the digital players and the traditional brick and mortar titans is getting fiercer every day. The market is becoming competitive, and as soon as the 21st Century mark hit, people looked for innovative ideas to share their viewpoints, to people sitting at the other end of the world. One of these innovations, which has been one of the most famous social networking platform for years as well, is YouTube. YouTube is basically a video and audio content sharing portal, through which people can share what they want other people to know. Similarly, users can get information about different topics such as beauty, technology, health and whatnot. However, when it comes to playing your favorite movie or music video, you would want the fastest player in the market. This is where HTML Player for YouTube™ addon steps in.

    HTML Player for YouTube™ is a convenient multi-browser add-on which helps the users to listen to their favorite music and watch their favorite videos without any hindrance or obstruction. This extension is very lightweight and has not much significant CPU usage, ensuring that your surfing speed never gets low. It allows you to make the HTML 5 player as the default player for your YouTube music videos and movies. In Firefox, some resolutions such as 360p or 720p are only supported in HTML5, helping you to play all your favorite video content. It also plays all the videos which have monetarization enabled, which means that it is compatible with 100 percent of the videos in YouTube. On top of that, HTML Player for YouTube™ version is a user-friendly extension, which is easy to use and available for three different browsers; Opera, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. We would recommend this add-on to everyone, especially people who are looking for a smooth and fast surfing on YouTube.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is HTML Player for YouTube™?

    HTML Player for YouTube™ is an expedient addon which helps the users to listen to their favorite music and watch their favorite videos in youtube with highest resolution and without any interruption or obstruction. This addon is very lightweight and does not slow down the PC at all and ensures that player activities do not stop. Instead of using the old player (Flash), this add-on makes HTML 5 player as the default player for your YouTube and your music and movies plays at a comparatively faster speed. Firefox some supports some resolutions (i.e. 360p and 720p) in HTML5 player only and that is why, this add-on is a must have. This addon makes the videos play more smoothly. Moreover, it includes all the features normally available in YouTube flash player. It is important to note that YouTube is gradually moving towards the usage of HTML5 player instead of the old Flash player. But not all browsers are targeted so far. So, if you see Flash player is used in your browser for YouTube videos, please use this addon to switch the player to the new HTML5 one and get the best experience on YouTube.

  • 2. Why do I need this addon?

    Since the world is changing rapidly, digital players are also innovating dramatically. One of the biggest platforms that utilize and include digital players is YouTube. YouTube as we all know is a video and audio content sharing website or portal, through which people can have their voice and opinion heard worldwide. Also the users can get information on their favorite topics easily and instantly. This is where the need for faster digital players becomes inevitable. The new HTML5 player serves this need and provides with highest speed video playing to all the YouTube users comparing to the old Flash player.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for HTML Player for YouTube™?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. How to access to settings for this extension?

    This extension is very simple and does not have any settings. If you want to disable the extension, simply remove it from the browser or disable it from the browser extension page.

  • 5. How to install this extension in your Firefox?

    To install this extension for Firefox, head to Firefox addon store and search for (HMTL5 Player for YouTube), once you find the addon, click on add to Firefox button.

  • 6. How to install this extension in your Opera?

    To install this extension for Opera, head to Opera addon store and search for (HMTL5 Player for YouTube), once you find the addon, click on add to Opera button.

  • 7. How to enable HMTL5 player for YouTube?

    The functionality is enabled by Default. As mentioned above, to disable the extension simply uninstall it from the browser. Note, in order to enable HTML5 player you need to first activate HTML5 from website.

  • 8. Is HTML5 player better than Flash?

    Yes and NO, in some situations HTML5 is better than Flash (i.e. some resolutions are only available in HTML5). Besides, HTML5 is a new and modern player


Reporting Bugs

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